File Type Assistant

File Type Assistant

Free
File Type Assistant can help you open files with unknown extensions
4.0  (1 vote)
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Windows operating system can associate a given extension with the program used to open the contained data. This is what allows you not only to open a document using the menu command but also open this document directly from the Files Manager. However, there are times when you download or receive a file that your operating system is unable to recognize.

File Type Assistant can help you open files with unknown extensions. The program integrates with your system and automatically displays a window when an unknown file type is found. Thus, using the program is really easy because choosing the desired option from a menu is all it takes. The first two options imply visiting the developer’s site to either find software to open your file or read about that specific file type. The third option will take you to the default system tool so that you can manually associate your file with already installed applications.

All in all, File Type Assistant is a light and unobtrusive application that solves a commonly found problem. Although Windows comes with a similar built-in tool, it generally fails to find proper associations, mainly when the file types are not very common. File Type Assistant provides the advantage of connecting to a vast online database about file extensions. However, it becomes totally useless when you are not connected to the Internet at the moment.

Pedro Castro
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Review summary

Pros

  • It is very easy to use.
  • It is light.
  • It is backed by a vast Internet database

Cons

  • It becomes useless when you are not online

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